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We can better appreciate the context of serial murder and its complement, copycat murder, through the more pervasive, persuasive cultural construct of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, whose key symptoms echo behavior both serial and copycat: a rigorous sequentiality of personal rituals; constant, exact, anxious repetition; awkwardness with the Many; desires always to be in control and con comitant fears of losing control, hence extreme discomfort, a la Jack Nicholson in As Good As It Gets (1998), with the unpredictable, the unscheduled, the animal, the spontaneous, the unique.
This is a very simple test to do with a comitant patient, but it is much harder to use the test to reveal information about the type and severity of an incomitancy.
For example, monovision is contraindicated for longstanding cases of incomitancy, or indeed for unilateral comitant strabismus.